Fire Truck Apparatus Demonstration

The public can request a Fire Truck Apparatus Demonstration to meet actual firefighters and to view a fire apparatus.

During a demonstration, participants can

  • Learn the name of and use for specific fire-fighting equipment
  • Hear demonstrations of warning devices (lights, siren, and air horn).
  • Allow children to flow water from booster water tank (weather permitting).
  • Learn what civilian responses should be when they sight an NOFD apparatus responding to a call

Request a Demonstration

To schedule an Apparatus Demonstration please complete the Program Request Form or send a request in writing by mail or fax to

Public Education, NOFD
317 Decatur Street 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 

Phone (504) 658-4714
Fax (504) 565-8068

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Type of Program or Service Request

Meet actual firefighters as they explain their job descriptions and the equipment on the fire apparatus.
The New Orleans Fire Department Color Guard are volunteers who drill regularly to represent the colors and the department with professionalism and distinction. The Color Guard is available for special events.
Visit an Engine House and meet with the firefighters. Provides an opportunity for children to gain an understanding of the roles firefighters play in the community. Engine House visits are scheduled three (3) weeks in advance. Between 15 and 30 visitors, depending on Station size and only two (2) tours scheduled per day.
Tours are scheduled five days in advance and up to 30 visitors per tour. The museum charges no admission fee, but donations are welcome. Visitors of all ages will have a hands-on experience during the tour and fire safety class learning important fire safety techniques and about the history of firefighting is New Orleans.
Firefighters teach three main goals of an emergency action plan (eliminating hazards, education and evacuation) to facilities such as: Schools, Businesses or Public and Private Agencies.
If the type of program or service needed is not listed.

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New Orleans Fire Department

(504) 658-4700
317 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70130 View on map



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The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) is a multi-response, professional fire protection agency with a classification of “Class 1” representing exemplary commitment to building code enforcement.

The NOFD covers 299 square miles of Greater New Orleans serving approximately 364,000 residents and is one of the best and most unique fire departments in the nation.